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Cruikshank, George

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1878 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Caricaturist, Illustrators

1792 – Born on the 27th of September.

1835 – His social caricatures of British life for popular publications such as The Comic Almanack.

1842 – Omnibus.

         – The best known of these are The Bottle, 8 plates, with its sequel.

         – The Drunkard’s Children, 8 plates , with the ambitious work.

         – Cruikshank illustrated Sketches by Boz.

         – Oliver Twist.

1845 – His lurid depictions of incidents in the rebellion were characterised by the simian-like portrayal of Irish rebels.

1871 – On the 30th of December, Cruikshank published a letter in The Times which claimed credit for much of the plot of Oliver Twist.

1790 – His work included a personification of England named John Bull who was developed in conjunction with other British satirical artists such as James Gillray, and Thomas Rowlandson.

1878 – Died on the 1st of February.